Patients in Santa Monica love liposuction because it is safer and more comfortable than ever. Because of this, the recovery time is much shorter than it was when liposuction was first practiced. Here at Grossman Dermatology, we are proud to offer this time-honored service to our patients and encourage you to learn more about how it can benefit you!
Who Wants Liposuction?
People who want liposuction are generally healthy but have pockets of fat they simply can’t get rid of no matter how they exercise or eat. The fat is usually found on the hips, inner thighs knees, ankles, waist, stomach, and under the chin.
The patient first has a consultation with our professionals to make sure that they are a good candidate for the procedure. During the consultation, the expert evaluates the patient’s general health and asks if they have any pre-existing conditions that could complicate the treatment. They will measure the patient’s body, take medical photographs, and discuss what is most likely to happen after the person has the liposuction.
Here in Santa Monica, we use tumescent liposuction, which is gentler than the traditional kind. In this procedure, we begin by offering the patient pre-operative valium to ease any discomfort or anxiety. Then the surgeon injects a tumescent solution which anesthetizes the area and suffuses the fat cells with fluid to make them easier to remove. After the tumescent solution is added and the area is numb, the doctor creates tiny openings in the area of the skin they’ve marked for treatment. A thin vacuum cannula is then inserted to loosen and remove the fat in the area while an ultrasound machine may be administered to the outside of the skin. Recovery from tumescent liposuction takes about four to six weeks. Over time they can slowly work up to their usual routine, including a good, healthy diet and exercise.
Interested in Liposuction? Set Up a Consultation!
If there are areas of fat that you just can’t seem to get rid of no matter what you do, liposuction may be for you. For more information on the benefits of this procedure, feel free to reach out and make an appointment with Grossman Dermatology! At our convenient location in Santa Monica, our caring and knowledgeable team will be eager to explain the process in greater detail and help you achieve the slimmer shape of your dreams. We also have a location in New York, NY. Contact us today to set up your consultation!